Neuroscience

Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?

According to the World Health Organisation, up to a half-million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by road traffic crashes, accidents or violence, the loss of motor control or paralysis ...

Neuroscience

Traumatic brain injury recovery via petri dish

Researchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have succeeded in reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown in a petri dish. This makes them ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA OKs vagus nerve stimulator to treat cluster headaches

(HealthDay)—A new noninvasive device, gammaCore, which works to reduce cluster headache pain by transmitting mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin on the neck, has been approved by the U.S. Food ...

Attention deficit disorders

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications

In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effects of teen prescription stimulant misuse linger into adulthood

Teens should think twice if they believe the negative effects from misusing medication to treat ADHD are short-term. In fact, problems associated with prescription stimulant misuse can last through age 35, according to a ...

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